Why do bad things happen to good people? Simple. In the ancient warbetween the Angels of Light and Darkness, the Dark won. Now it is thejob of an undercover force simply known as The Army to rectify that.
Using every tool available, The Army has worked to liberate our world fromThe Enemy for thousands of years, slowly and painfully lifting Mankindout of the dark. On the front of the great Conflict are theAngelkillers, veterans of the
fight with centuries of experience.
Jonah Mason is an Angelkiller, and his cell is targeted as part of plot tounseat a very powerful Minion of The Enemy. Mason and his troop aredrawn into a battle that stretches from real-time to virtual reality and back. The Conflict is about to expand into cyberspace, and if Mason isunable to stop it, The Enemy will have gained dominion over yet anotherrealm.
In the second book of H. David Blalock's Angelkiller Triad, the war between The Army of Light and The Enemy continues behind the scenes. Unknown to the general population, the battle for control of humanity is heating up. Jonah Mason, called Angelkiller, faces more than one decision. His Army resistance cell is wounded physically and emotionally, on the brink of falling apart. The mysterious allies calling themselves Knights are pressuring him to abandon his people. Meanwhile, the world outside draws closer to Armageddon. As Mason and his friends pursue their campaign against Dorian Azrael's global megacorporation, Andlat Enterprises, the stakes get higher with each desperate foray into the enemy's computers. They are fated to lose one of their number and gain an unlikely ally, but any advantage they gain could be fleeting at best. If they fail, it could mean the end of The Army and all resistance to the forces of Darkness.
The final confrontation between Jonah Mason's Army and the Dark Minion Dorian Azrael doesn't just dictate the fate of the Angelkiller's resistance cell. It is the key battle in a larger, global Conflict that can turn the tide against the oncoming Armageddon. It all will come down to who survives when the smoke clears, and who will receive their final reward.
In the time before the sinking of Atlantis, the government of the southernmost island, Adylonis, is fractured among eight great Houses. Each is a sovereign entity jealous of its power and eager to exercise its ambitions over the rest of the island. However, the greatest city, Moorkai, is ruled by a neutral faction called the University, and the Atlantean Emperor’s presence on the island, represented by the priestly order of the Tialsar, maintains the balance of power through esoteric and political manuevering. House Thran, in exile on the mainland for centuries for its support of the non-human races the Kel and Telmet, returns to claim its own after Andalarn Thran, Jarl (or ruler) of the House, appeals personally to the Emperor. The Tialsar, who had been in control of House Thran’s resources and secular position, are displaced and resent Andalarn’s return.
House Suum, blood enemy of House Thran even before the exile, is even more resentful of its return, as the two Houses are traditional opponents in the struggle for the Ascendancy, a title conferred only by the University on the pre-eminent House that equates to King of Adylonis. So let the fur [and scales and skin] fly!
"The House of Thran, ever under attack from its ancient enemies, has to fight just to survive. Palace intrigues in Thran and the other Houses threaten the very existence of the one House that is destined to oversee the lands. Wyrms, magic, and the land itself oppose the beleaguered Thrans as they seek to restore what once was and ought to be once again.
“Epic and inventive, Emperor has action that will thrill the most battle-hardened, and intrigue that would make a Byzantine court proud! Yet another resounding testament to the superb storytelling craftsmanship of H. David Blalock.”
-Stephen Zimmer, Author of the Fires in Eden series and Rising Dawn Saga